What Degree should I get? Networking? Electronics? Other?

Hello, I am a sophmore in college and I need help in selecting a major for good. I started out as Construction Management Major, and took a few classes in that and decided I did not want that as a career because most of the jobs require you to travel very far, and often move from place to place, which makes it hard to have a family. Plus you are working outside in 100 degree weather or 20 degree weather, rain and snow. I switched my major to Industrial technology (IT) with a degree in Electro Mechanical Technology, because I went to a trade high school for electro mech and have a good knowledge of the systems. I also work for Motorola as an installer and I am familiar with electronics. However, I have been looking online and there is not much information about what you can do with a degree in electro mech besides be a technician making 25K a year. There are not many job openings for the position either. Alot of kids in my IT classes (E-mech and Networking Technology have the same IT and accedemic courses) are majoring in Networking Technology. I researched it and it seems there is a high demand for people with a degree in networking because you can get a job title like Network administrator, network manager, and network engineer. These all seem to pay between 50 and 100K a year. Sounds good to me. I am very good with computers and have some limited knowledge about LAN/WAN and networks, and it is something I would be interested in. Are the salaries really that good? I origionally wanted to do computer science but i am bad at math and you hve to take like 6 different maths for CS so thats out of the question. I guess the main question is, should I get a degree in Networking Technology? Is that a good degree to have? WIll there be jobs and will I make good money? Or is there some other degree I should get that is high demand right now? Thank you very much. Also, does networking look like it has a good future? Like will there be jobs 10 years from now?

Asked By: Roz - 9/11/2008
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IF you go into networking, make sure that you ALSO study up for the Microsoft certification exams. Also might want to get Cicso certification. These will make you stand out among other candidates for jobs. Besides, many jobs require certifications... More
Answered By: derdaktari - 9/11/2008
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